Blending spiritual fulfillment and meticulous care, Rabbi Rappaport is an expert in blending Bris Milah ceremonies with the perfect circumcision experience. 

His distinguished career, spanning diverse ages and backgrounds, is a harmonious blend of tradition, precision, and compassion. 

From the nuanced differences in procedure to contemplating costs, Rabbi Rappaport’s insights bring clarity and comfort to families stepping into this sacred journey. 

Whether you’re embracing the ritual as a deep-seated faith practice or seeking understanding from a broader perspective, Rabbi Rappaport’s comprehensive guide is an indispensable resource in navigating the spiritual and practical dimensions of Bris Milah.

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Does My Baby Need to Have the Vitamin K Shot to Undergo Circumcision?

Based on Rabbi Rappaport’s approach and experience, administering Vitamin K is not a prerequisite for a safe and successful Bris Milah. 

Rabbi Rappaport does not inquire about a baby’s Vitamin K status through oral intake or injection when performing a Bris Milah. His specialized technique is designed to immediately control and stop any bleeding, typically within the timeframe of the first or second diaper change after the procedure. 

How Does Rabbi Rapoport’s Circumcision Experience Differ from the Hospital?

The approach and execution of Bris Milah by Rabbi Rappaport starkly contrasts typical hospital circumcisions

The belief that hospital procedures are inherently safer is a common misconception among parents. 

While sterile, the hospital environment tends to be clinical and impersonal. Procedures can be lengthy (10-30 minutes), involve the baby being strapped down and receiving injections, and are often conducted without the parents’ presence.

Rabbi Rappaport’s holistic and traditional approach to Bris Milah redefines this experience. The procedure is swift, lasting just 30 seconds. Throughout it, the baby is held in warm, loving hands, ensuring comfort and security. 

How Many Days after My Baby Is Born Is the Best Time to Schedule a Circumcision?

Determining the optimal time for a baby’s circumcision is a subject deeply rooted in tradition, religious law, and health considerations. 

The Torah, in its books Genesis and Leviticus, sets forth the obligation (mitzvah) to perform the Bris on the 8th day after the baby’s birth

The rule holds even if the 8th day coincides with significant Jewish observances like Shabbat or Yom Kippur. An exception is made for babies born via Caesarean section, where the Bris is not performed on Shabbos or a festival but on the following day.

If a baby is not in perfect health, even if the issue is not severe, the Bris is postponed until the doctor and the Mohel agree on the baby’s health. In instances of serious illness, a delay of at least one week following full recovery is mandated. 

What Is the Recovery Time Period, and What Does It Consist Of?

Under Rabbi Rappaport’s care, the recovery process from a Bris Milah is designed to be efficient and smooth, typically lasting no more than five days.

Immediately following the procedure, he oversees the essential aftercare, setting the stage for a quick and uncomplicated recovery. 

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The following guidelines will help parents facilitate and support the recovery process:

  • Comfortable Positioning: Ensure that your baby is always in a comfortable position.
  • Pain Management: If necessary, administer a minimal dosage of liquid infant Tylenol for pain relief. This should be done judiciously and per the recommended dosages for infants.
  • Keep the Area Clean: Rabbi Rappaport advises applying Bacitracin on gauze and placing it over the circumcision site at each diaper change for the first three days. This practice helps reduce redness and prevent infection.

Does Rabbi Rappaport Use Any Type of Anesthesia or Pain Reliever?

Rabbi Rappaport’s approach is so swift and precise that any form of injected anesthesia is useless. Instead, he only uses topical numbing cream. 

Do You Perform Revisions for Circumcisions Done Improperly by Doctors or in a Hospital?

Rabbi Rappaport is a renowned specialist in circumcision revisions. His skill in this area has become increasingly in demand, as he estimates that about 40% of hospital circumcisions necessitate revisions.

Rabbi Rappaport recommends that parents contact him for a revision consultation, ideally before the baby is 6-9 months old. Babies older than this age range typically require general anesthesia for the procedure, a scenario most parents wish to avoid. 

Until What Age Can You Perform Circumcision Revision Procedures?

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Rabbi Rappaport advocates that the ideal time for circumcision is within the first year of a baby’s life, as per sacred Jewish texts, which prescribe Bris Milah on the 8th day.

Challenges increase once babies surpass the one-year mark. The development of more pronounced veins in the penis makes topical anesthesia less effective, and the active nature of toddlers makes them challenging to restrain. For children aged 1 to 15, Rabbi Rappaport recommends circumcision be done in a hospital, considering both physical and psychological aspects.

From age 15 onwards, Rabbi Rappaport resumes his technique, considering patients mature enough to understand the implications of the procedure. For teenagers and adults, he and Dr. Richie Broth, M.D., use local anesthesia to manage discomfort during the 30-minute procedure. 

What Is the Cost, and Does It Depend on the Location?

The general Bris fee for circumcisions performed within the MD/DC/VA area ranges between $650 and $750. If the circumcision involves travel, the pricing structure will reflect these added logistics.

Adult circumcisions are more complex since they involve local anesthesia and sutures. The general cost for adult circumcisions is around $1800, a fee sometimes covered by insurance.

Rabbi Rappaport also considers offering discounted rates under certain circumstances. For example, he provides a reduced fee for families who travel to his location for the procedure. Likewise, he is open to working with families to ensure that the cost does not hinder accessing his services.

Will the Procedure Be Covered by Health Insurance or Health-Sharing Plans?

The coverage of circumcision procedures by health insurance or health-sharing plans varies significantly.

Certain insurance companies offer coverage for infant circumcisions, but typically only if the procedure is performed in a hospital setting. 

Regarding older children and adults, insurance coverage is generally provided only in cases of medical necessity. Insurance may cover corrective procedures for botched circumcisions, though the responsibility for the initial flawed procedure lies with the initial practitioner and not the patient.

The coverage landscape changes with Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs), and Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs). They consider infant circumcisions as a qualified medical expense even when performed by a Mohel at the parents’ home. 

Is Rabbi Rabaport’s Procedure Really under 30 Seconds?!

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The Mogen clamp requires no more than 30 seconds to complete the circumcision procedure. Compared to the Gomco clamp (at least 5 minutes) and Plastibell (8-10 minutes), the Mogen clamp is the quickest circumcision tool available.

Rabbi Rappaport needs only one hemostat, the Mogen clamp, and a surgical scalpel to perform the circumcision procedure. The other methods usually require at least three hemostats and additional procedural steps.

Once he receives the parents’ consent, Rabbi Rappaport places the baby on a flat surface and employs only one straight hemostat to expose the glans penis and place the Mogen clamp safely.

Once the device is securely across the prepuce, Rabbi Rappaport will verify one more time that the glans of the penis is under the clamp and not exposed. Rabbi Rappaport will then excise the upper portion of the skin fold with a surgical scalpel.

Are Rabbi Rappaport’s Instruments Sterilized?

Ensuring the highest safety and hygiene standards is paramount in any medical procedure, and circumcisions are no exception. 

Rabbi Rappaport greatly emphasizes the sterilization and cleanliness of his surgical instruments. He follows stringent sterilization protocols to ensure that all instruments used during the circumcision are free from bacteria, viruses, or other pathogens. The process involves several stages, each designed to eliminate any potential risk of infection. 

Does Rabbi Rappaport Support Families of Any or No Religious Background?

Rabbi Rappaport extends his services to families of all religious backgrounds, including those without religious affiliation!

Concerns about hospital-bred infections drive families to seek his services. Non-Jewish parents often prefer his technique for its cosmetic evenness. 

Rabbi Rappaport allows parents to witness the circumcision, a valued option typically unavailable in hospitals.

Schedule Your Perfect Circumcision Experience with Rabbi Rappaport!

With approximately 5,000 Bris Milah ceremonies conducted, serving families with the perfect circumcision experience across the country and the world, Rabbi Avraham Rappaport is one of the best Expert Mohels you can count on in the MD/DC/VA area. 

Whether for yourself or your newborn son, Rabbi Rappaport is ready to put his wealth of knowledge and experience at your service and guide you through your perfect circumcision experience! 

Thousands of grateful families recommend him as the ideal Mohel for the perfect Bris Milah ceremony! So don’t hesitate to contact Rabbi Rappaport and entrust your baby’s first covenant into his hands right away! We also invite you to read or write a review of your experience with Rabbi Rappaport!

Let Rabbi Rappaport do the job if you plan to organize a ritual circumcision for yourself or your child. Contact him anytime on his cell at 443-790-6541. You can also send him an email at [email protected] or visit his website. He will be delighted to support you and ensure you have a perfect experience!